Nursing/Health Sciences

Parenting expert to speak at TCU Oct. 18

There are plenty of reasons people wait to have a child, but the lack of an instruction manual isn’t one of them. That’s where research experts such as Dr. Terri Combs-Orme come into play. Join Combs-Orme, endowed professor at the Urban Child Institute at the University of Tennessee, and the TCU Department of Social Work… Read more »

Shaping the future of health care

Harris College launches collaborative institute to shape the future of health care Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences is pleased to announce the formation of the Health Innovation Institute at TCU (HIIAT), a collaborative institute that houses four related centers: the Center for Translational Research; the Center for Collaborative Practice; the Center for Oncology… Read more »

TCU and UNT Health Science Center select dean for new M.D. school

Stuart D. Flynn, M.D., says new school will impact health care in Texas for generations Texas Christian University and UNT Health Science Center have selected Stuart D. Flynn, M.D., dean of the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix, as the founding dean of the new M.D. school the two institutions are establishing in Fort Worth…. Read more »

Partnership with UNTHSC and Debbie Rhea honored at HealthCare Heroes

Fort Worth Business presented the 2016 Healthcare Hero awards Wednesday night at the Fort Worth Club. Texas Christian University and the University of North Texas Health Science Center’s partnership for the new M.D. school was honored with the Vision Award. The HealthCare Heroes Vision Award is given to individuals or institutions that provide a new… Read more »

Juniors participate in inaugural White Coat Ceremony

The School of Nursing in Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences held its inaugural White Coat Ceremony for junior nursing majors Jan. 14 in the Robert Carr Chapel. June Marshall ’97 (DNP ’11), nurse scientist at Texas Health Resources, spoke at the ceremony. Recent TCU nursing alumni assisted with presenting the white coats. The… Read more »

Online Nursing Graduate Program rises in rankings

U.S. News & World Report today announced that Texas Christian University’s online graduate nursing program has been ranked 20, up 24 spots from 44 last year. Program rankings consider student engagement, faculty credentials and training, peer reputation, student services and technology and admissions selectivity. “I attribute this increased recognition to the dedication of our faculty… Read more »

Research shows more recess improves learning outcomes

Recess is so much more than monkey bars and freeze tag, and Debbie Rhea, professor of kinesiology, associate dean for Health Sciences and Research and director of the LiiNK Project, is leading the movement to add more mandatory recesses for a half-dozen schools in North Texas. Learn more about the LiiNK Project in this story… Read more »

Nov. 17 panel to explore global impact of healthcare

As part of TCU’s Discovering Global Citizenship initiative, a panel of five experts in global healthcare relief will discuss their efforts and share insights. The free event, which is co-presented by the College of Science & Engineering and the Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences, is open to all TCU students, faculty and staff. Giving Thanks. Giving… Read more »

Why a Texas professor encourages more play for better learners

If you ask American kids what their favorite subject in school is, their excited reply is often “recess!” And that isn’t a bad thing — physical activity boosts brain function, improving development, academic performance and creativity in the classroom. So why do students in this country get so little playtime? Debbie Rhea, associate dean of… Read more »

Best-selling author, medical expert to give Green Honors Chair lecture

Art, Assassination, and America: How Transparency Disrupts an Industry and Changes a Nation Dr. Marty Makary, an advocate for transparency in medicine and common-sense solutions to health care’s problems, will present the Green Honors Chair lecture Nov. 5. A reception and book signing begin at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and the presentation in the… Read more »